Elena Thomas CV

Elena Thomas: selected biography

Drawing Songs
, Arts Council England funded project (in progress)

Royal Birmingham Society of Artists
 Prize Exhibition - Highly Commended
Connections, Daphne Francis Gallery Birmingham

Cause and Effect (solo show) General Office Studios and Gallery
Drawing Your Space, General Office Studios and Gallery with Sarah Goudie
Art Digbeth Group Show, Custard Factory Digbeth Birmingham 
Birmingham Weekender 

Black Country Radio The Sitting Room (feature set)
The Sitting Room band performances at Newhampton Arts Centre, Hexagon Theatre, Arena Theatre Wolverhampton, The Platform, Tower of Song, Kitchen Garden Cafe
Studio Workshops Text and Textiles; Lyric Writing; Ostentatious Mending; Pockets are a Feminist Issue
Drawing your Space (with Sarah Goudie)
General Office ‘Body of Work’ Inaugural exhibition of studio artists

Artist Teacher Scheme Birmingham City University and New Art Gallery Walsall
Alternative Portraits Group Exhibition, Access Gallery, Sheffield
Regeneration Open Exhibition, ArtistsWorkhouse - Highly Commended
Nine Women, Artists Workhouse Studley Warwickshire - solo exhibition and performance with Dan Whitehouse

Junction Festival of Contemporary Art Wolverhampton Art Gallery - Group Show
The Life of a Song (made at mac) mac Birmingham - Featured Artist
Practice Imperfect Symposium for Artist Educators at Birmingham City University - Event Organiser

Life & Other Art Forms, ArtSpace Dudley - Group exhibition
Artist Teacher Scheme Birmingham City University School of Art - Lead Tutor
Mouth and Music, Boars Head Gallery Kidderminster - Performance of songs from Nine Women with Dan Whitehouse
Nine Women, ArtSpace Dudley - Arts Council England funded project
WORN  3rd on 3rd Gallery Jamestown New York USA (Elements from Nine Women)
ARTMobile Vasteras Sweden (Elements from Nine Women)
From the Grass Roots - Emerging Strategies for Art and Design Education Symposium Birmingham School of Art Birmingham City University - Invited speaker

The Send Off, Knole House Kent - First World War commemorative exhibition of contemporary art for The National Trust
Colonize Revisited, Arena Gallery Liverpool - Biennial Independents programme
United States of Art, Custard Factory Birmingham - Group exhibition
COLONIZE, Dykeman Young Gallery Jamestown New York USA - Group exhibition
Collaboration Workshop  Ikon Gallery Birmingham in conjunction with Birmingham City University
Junction 5, Wolverhampton Art Gallery - Group exhibition
Expert Subject Advisory Group Department for Education - Reference member
Text and Textiles Workshop Newman University

Elena Thomas has worked in art education settings from pre-school to post graduate for over 30 years and has a Masters degree in Art Practice and Education from Birmingham City University